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John Tucker Must Die
Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 116 (Jan 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Ashanti, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, Penn Badgley & Jenny McCarthy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include commentary with Director Betty Thomas and Editor Matthew Friedman, a four-minute Grrrl Power featurette, a four-minute behind-the-scenes tour with Metcalfe, and getting to know the cast in four minutes.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2239065
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

For sexual content and language
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Single Layer (DVD10)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/14/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Betty Thomas
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
When head cheerleader Heather (Ashanti), tree-hugger Beth (Bush), and Kodiak reporter Carrie (Kebbel) discover that they are all secretly dating the same all-star basketball captain and all-around big man on campus, they decide that John Tucker (Metcalfe) Must Die. But how, oh how, do they kill him? With the help of an unmemorable newcomer Beth (Snow), they devise and execute a plan to make him pay, and pay dearly, for his lyin

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.82:1 DVD exhibits well-balanced colors, but fleshtones are slightly too red. Details can be resolved nicely, but there are scenes that can look soft. The image is very bright, which generally limits the black levels. (Danny Richelieu)

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